PFL returns to action in the earlier hours with the heavyweights and women’s lightweight divisions both kicking off from the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.
In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (24-9-1) makes his highly-anticipated PFL debut against fellow Brazilian Renan Ferreira (6-2). With notable wins over the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, Minotauro Nogueira and Brandon Vera, Werdum looks to begin his PFL season with a win over his compatriot. Ferreira has won 4 of his last 5 fights, and is coming off a victory over Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Jared Vanderaa.
In the co-main event, 2019 PFL lightweight champion Kayla Harrison (8-0) looks to continue her unbeaten professional record when she meets Brazilian veteran Mariana Morais (16-10). Harrison has finished 6 of her 8 fights while Morais is coming off three straight wins.
Elsewhere on the card, top heavyweight prospect Mohammed Usman (7-1) also makes his PFL debut against fellow newcomer Brandon Sayles (5-1). Usman, the younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru, is coming off four straight wins and has five finishes in his seven wins. Sayles meanwhile, is on an impressive three-fight win streak of his own.
COMPLETE PFL 3 FIGHT CARD
MAIN CARD (ESPN)
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs Renan Ferreira
Lightweight: Kayla Harrison vs Mariana Morais
Heavyweight: Mohammed Usman vs Brandon Sayles
Lightweight: Larissa Pacheco vs Julija Pacic
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Heavyweight: Ante Delija vs Bruno Cappelozza
Lightweight: Cindy Dandois vs Kaitlin Young
Lightweight: Genah Fabian vs Laura Sanchez
Heavyweight: Denis Goltsov vs Muhammad DeReese
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Lightweight: Olena Kolesnyk vs Taylor Guardado
Welterweight showcase: Magomed Umalatov vs Kyron Bowden
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